I learned on cannon as a kid and have sporadically held a pass for decades. They sell me a pass for under 300 dollars and run decently enough. This year has been a little off but the little details like bags don't bother me. 2 trails off the top do.Maybe I'm soft but I genuinely wonder you pro 'stay out of lodge' folks have been to cannon much. Through luck or bad luck I've probably skied more than 2000 days at Cannon, 1/2 the time its blowing sideways, rain/snow/ice or whatever else the notch weather can offer. More days than not, I will change clothes, goggles, socks during the day. I come in the lodge because its WARM, I'd like my stuff to be warm and certainly my pb&*J not to freeze.
Like my other post says, I thought the lodge was built for skiers & I personally have not experienced the 'personal shithole locker room situation that others have.
Place ran beautifully the past couple years...last year in particular. They were quick to get acres open and started blowing weeks before the competition and opened strong. This year not so much but for the money I'm still a happy customer.